Make it Right, Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans

New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward is the site of Brad Pitt's Make It Right project - a response to the devastation that resulted from a break in the levee wall during Hurricane Katrina. The houses are raised off the ground to help in the event of future floods. A series of houses, designed by architects from all over the world, are repeated throughout the area.
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Levee Wall in the Lower Ninth Ward
House of Dance and Feathers

Make it Right, Lower 9th Ward

The Make It Right Foundation is a response to the housing lost during Hurricane Katrina in the Lower 9th Ward which was the hardest hit with the most lives lost. Make It Right Focuses on Green Building in the areas of water conservation, improving energy-efficiency, using materials that healthy for humans and the environment and adapting design to the local environment to make the homes storm-resistant. These home designs are from architects all over the world. The first five images are information boards thats have been set up in the community to inform the public of the history and current situation.

Make it Right, Lower 9th Ward -- house of Robert Green

On our tour of Lower 9th Ward we met a man named Robert Green who had lost his mother, granddaughter and house to the levee break during Hurricane Katrina. Robert gave us a tour of his house and told us about the history of the Lower 9th before and after the hurricane. Robert also explained to us the significance and reasoning behind many of the Make It Right homes.
We gave Robert our contactinformation and sent us some links.
This is an amazing photo of Robert that won first prize in a compitition. The photo shows him on concrete steps that used to lead up to his old house before it was swept away.
The other link is an video interview with Robert on CNN.

A view from Robert's balcony.

Front of Robert's House.

Robert Green (on the far right) explains to us about the other houses in the neighbourhood from his balcony.